4. Get rid of stagnating thoughts. - Deepstash

4. Get rid of stagnating thoughts.

Thoughts influence feelings and feelings determine how you view your work. You have a lot of thoughts in your head, and you always have a choice of which ones to focus on: the ones that will make you emotionally stuck (fears, doubts) or the ones that will move you forward (excitement, experimenting, trying new things, stepping out of your comfort zone ).

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Know your three steps forward. You do not need more. Fill out your weekly calendar, noting when you will do what and how . When-what-how is important to schedule. Review how each day went by what you learned and revise what you could improve .

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10. Protect yourself from burnout.

It’s easy to burn out when you are very motivated. Observe yourself to recognize any signs of tiredness and take time to rest. Your body and mind rest when you schedule relaxation and fun time into your weekly calendar. Do diverse tasks, keep switching between something creative and logical, something physical and still, working alone and with a team. Switch locations. Meditate, or just take deep breaths, close your eyes, or focus on one thing for five minutes.You lack motivation not because you are lazy or don’t have a goal.

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You should never expect others to do it for you, not even your partner, friend or boss. They are all busy with their own needs. No one will make you happy or achieve your goals for you. It’s all on you .

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If you focus on the excitement of discovery, improving, exploring and experimenting, your motivation will always be fueled. If you focus only on results, your motivation will be like weather—it will die the minute you hit a storm. So the key is to focus on the journey , not the destination. Keep thinking about what you are learning along the way and what you can improve.

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Meaningless things and distractions will always be in your way, especially those easy, usual things you would rather do instead of focusing on new challenging and meaningful projects. Learn to focus on what is the most important. Write a list of time-wasters and hold yourself accountable to not do them.

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Next step after getting rid of negative thoughts is to use your imagination. When things go well, you are full of positive energy, and when you are experiencing difficulties, you need to be even more energetic. So rename your situation. If you keep repeating I hate my work , guess which feelings those words will evoke? It’s a matter of imagination! You can always find something to learn even from the worst boss in the world at the most boring job. I have a great exercise for you: Just for three days, think and say positive things only. See what happens.

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Thoughts influence feelings and feelings determine how you view your work. You have a lot of thoughts in your head, and you always have a choice of which ones to focus on: the ones that will make you emotionally stuck (fears, doubts) or the ones that will move you forward (excitement, experimenting, trying new things, stepping out of your comfort zone ).

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Just how committed are you to your goal? How important is it for you, and what are you willing to sacrifice in order to achieve it? If you find yourself fully committed, motivation will follow.

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Motivation means action and action brings results . Sometimes your actions fail to bring the results you want. So you prefer to be nice to yourself and not put yourself in a difficult situation. You wait for the perfect timing, for an opportunity, while you drive yourself into stagnation and sometimes even into depression. Get out there, challenge yourself, do something that you want to do even if you are afraid.

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It’s an awesome game! The minute you make it serious, there’s a big chance it will start carrying a heavy emotional weight and you will lose perspective and become stuck again.

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1. Set goals on a daily basis.

2. Do the hardest thing first.

3. Review your week every Friday.

ask yourself these 3 crucial q's-

Did I achieve what I wanted to achieve?
Did I personally need to be there for everything I attended?
Could I have achieved the same in a shorter timeframe?

4. Identify your most productive time of day.

5. Start with just 5 minutes.

6. Understand your priorities.

7. Set Boundaries.

8. Isolate yourself from distractions.

9. Don’t waste time on emails.

10. Optimize your communication tools.

11. Get some sleep.

12. Plan for tomorrow.

13. Create a routine

14. Automate manual tasks.

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Get Willpower To Help.

“When it is obvious the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” ~Confucius

These five strategies—chunking, confidence, perception, identity, and high-level thinking—are all tools to add to your tool box to help you alleviate negative emotional triggers, increase willpower, and ensure you reach your goals.

If you’re feeling discouraged and unmotivated to create positive change in your life, these five strategies may help you alleviate your emotional triggers, increase your willpower, and achieve your goals.

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Self-analysis helps a lot in performing better with the aid from willpower.

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How to achieve more in less time practically
  1. Multiply your progress (by capturing it)
  2. Find your personal productivity style. ...
  3. Increase productivity by journaling. ...
  4. Simplify your to-do list. ...
  5. Set better boundaries. ...
  6. Capture ideas. ...
  7. Avoid stuff that reduces productivity. ...
  8. Take more time out of your business.
  9. Just take action
  10. Try the 2 day rule

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